Posted: January 29th, 2020
The Coalition of Peaks has released a snapshot summary of the engagements on a new national agreement on Closing the Gap. It is called the Coalition of Peaks Community Engagement Snapshot.
The content of the summary is a result of nearly 1700 respondents to an online survey; and more than 2300 individuals attending meetings that were held in cities, regional towns and remote communities in every state and territory. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled Coalition of Peaks ran the engagement during 2019, in partnership with governments.
Reform priorities identified from the consultation included:
- Developing formal partnerships between government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on Closing the Gap
- Growing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled services
- Improving mainstream service delivery
A fourth reform priority proposed to governments is governments the development of local data projects, led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations.
A comprehensive report on the engagements is being finalised and will be made public as soon as possible.